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Did the Canadian Gov’t Try to Swing the Muslim Vote?

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on election night October 21, 2019. Trudeau remained in power with a minority government. (Photo: Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Islamists scored big in the Canadian elections, especially with the Liberal party. Shown here: Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on election night October 21, 2019. Trudeau remained in power with a minority government. (Photo: Cole Burston/Getty Images)

A few days before the recent Canadian elections, we found out that the Canadian government had released a publication called the “Canadian Muslim Voting Guide: Federal Election 2019.”

The guide was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), a federal agency, and Wilfred Laurier University.

The guide stated there were six issues important to Muslims: The Alt-Right and Islamophobia, M103, religious freedom in Quebec (due to Bill 21), immigration and refugees, the BDS movement and foreign policy. The guide then provided a chart showing each candidate’s stand on these issues.

According to Andrew Lawton, a journalist, the document’s stated purpose was to steer Muslims’ votes.  What is this? Is the government of Canada also going to publish a guide for citizens who are Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Sikh or a dozen other faiths? How appalling is this?

We’re still waiting for answers.

To add to this drama, a Muslim candidate from the Liberal party, Sameer Zuberi, was elected in the Montreal federal district of Pierrefonds-Dollard.

According to reports in The Post Millennial, in 2011, Zuberi remarked on social media that Osama bin Laden’s involvement in 9/11 is “still a matter of public debate.” (He has since backtracked on that comment.)

Conservatives attacked Zuberi as a “a radical activist,” saying he was “part of a larger trend of festering anti-Semitism within the ranks” of the Liberal party. Zuberi denied these accusations and called himself a “bridge builder.”

However, Zuberi refused to explain his part in a September 9, 2002 riot at Concordia University in Montreal which resulted in the cancellation of a speech by Israel’s then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The riot caused $17,000 damage to the Henry F. Hall Building and resulted in injuries and criminal charges.

Records also show that Zuberi noted in an article in 2010 that Canada’s pro-Israel stance led to Canada’s exclusion from a UN Security Council Seat, implying that Canada should abandon Israel on the world stage in order to curry international favor.

Zuberi also tried to have Hillel, a non-partisan Jewish student organization, suspended from club status at Concordia.

He was also previously associated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada (which now goes by the name National Council of Canadian Muslims).

 

The Real Winners and Losers in the Canadian Elections

Islamists had a field day in the recent Canadian elections. Twelve Muslims were elected, out of which at least eight have Islamist leanings.

The real losers of the Canadian elections were the Canadian people, who had to listen to the propaganda machine spew its lies about Maxime Bernier of the PPC (People’s Party of Canada).

Bernier was the only politician who correctly identified the menaces Canada is facing as a country — menaces which eventually will become monsters too large to ignore: globalism and Islamism.

For this, Bernier was shunned as a racist and bigot by all parties right from the start. Furthermore, a PR firm was hired by the Conservative party to drive this narrative (wait for the court cases to fly).

Despite being riddled with scandals, Justin Trudeau pulled off another victory, with the Liberals being the darling of immigrants, especially Muslims.

The Conservatives failed, most probably because of the bad advice given in the war room to Andrew Scheer.

The Canadian elections have left the country deeply divided. Hopefully unlike Humpty Dumpty, it will be able to put itself together again.

 

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Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza is ​an adviser to Clarion Project. ​She is an award-winning author, journalist and filmmaker on the topics of jihad and sharia. She is president of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and an activist for human rights, gender equality, and diversity.

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